Stainless Steel chimney with underground basement

Stainless Steel chimney with underground basement

PostBy: cowentz On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:19 am

I have a semi finished basement (carpet on floor, painted block walls, ect.). I am looking to get some heat down there a few times a winter when we use it for parties. My dad has his old wood stove that he doesn't use anymore and I would like to hook it up. I know, wood is bad, its dirty, a lot of work, but the stove would be free and not used very much. Is it possible to put a stainless steel chimney up thru the wall of a underground basement. I was thinking I could put in a window well deep enough to where the pipe would go through the wall. Has anyone ever seen it done this way? I have found a used chimney in decent shape for $200 that is why I am considering this option as opposed to using chimney block.
cowentz
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kast Console II Hearth

Re: Stainless Steel chimney with underground basement

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:36 am

I would worry that window wells are not 100 % water tight, and water could enter the stove pipe and outen the fire and make a real mess.
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: Stainless Steel chimney with underground basement

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:39 am

Only rule of thumb is, smoke needs to go up & out--do it safely. It's not rocket science. How high will the chimney go on the outside--PS--my old wood stove is in the back of the house for the same reason--YOU can make wood to not be the big mess you're talking about. Put a tin/metal deflector over the window well, angle it away from the house.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Stainless Steel chimney with underground basement

PostBy: cowentz On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:19 am

The chimney would be around 18' total in height. My other window wells have a plastic cover to help keep water out, so the thought of making a steel cover around the chimney and sealing it with a high temp sealant did cross my mind. So if the well would work to get it below grade, and a sealed cover would work to keep water out, then I guess the only other issue would cleaning it. I could put the tee/ clean out horizontal on the inside and just put a 90 on the out side. putting the tee horizontal would give me a straight shot back to the 90 with a shop vac hose.
cowentz
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kast Console II Hearth

Re: Stainless Steel chimney with underground basement

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:25 am

There ya go. You done yet??? How's she drawing. ;) git-er-done toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Stainless Steel chimney with underground basement

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:12 am

That is exactly the setup I have for my coal stove in the basement.

Flue pipe goes through SS thimble to SS double wall insulated chimney. It has been in since Jan 1993.

The pit around the chimney is much bigger than a window well, probably twice as big.

There is a T with a cap at the bottom for clean out.

No water issues there, there is stone from the drain tile at the footer up to the bottom of the hole.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite